Title: Old Verses New

Author: VivianDarkbloom 2012

Rating: T (for content)

Extra Info: In twelfth-grade English, I learned about fairy-tales (the ones that took place before Disney). So I wrote a poem that compares the old and the new.

Dragons, princes, and princesses

Classic elements

Sickeningly sweet stories

Happily ever after

That's not how it used to be




Old fairy-tale elements

Not so classic anymore

Not used

The stories are rewritten

Sugar-coated by Disney

Young kids eat this up

Older kids miss what used to be

Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Charles Perrault



Bloody tales that teach lessons

Never meant for children

Classic stories have been changed

Change them back

Make them violent

Let red russet stain the page